- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Marquette University says Marc Marotta, a former Golden Eagles basketball star who became board chairman of the Milwaukee Bucks arena, has died. He was 52.

The school announced Marotta’s death in a statement Wednesday. The Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office says an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

Marotta was chairman of the BMO Harris Bradley Center board. In a statement, the Bucks called Marotta “a fantastic friend and ally” to the team, “but an even better person with a generous heart and an amazing spirit.”

A 1984 Marquette graduate, Marotta was drafted by the New York Knicks but chose Harvard Law School instead, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He received his law degree in 1987.

Marotta served as secretary of the Department of Administration under then-Gov. Jim Doyle.

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